Thursday, November 26, 2015

Door Handles vs. Wife

So, being the type of guy who LOVES shopping /s, I frequently drop my wife off in front of stores and find a nice safe place in the back of the parking lot to wait for her, away from all the hordes of women shopping who have no business attempting to use a parking lot... scary place, but I digress...

Anyway, when the call comes for me to pick her up, and I pull up in front of the doors, the handles are neatly retracted into the door. Of course she taps the handle to present it, but nothing happens; so there must be some sort of required delay before the touch-to-present works, after coming to a stop.

The same thing happens when I back out of the garage, and then my wife comes out of the house and tries to get into the car.

This is actually her chief complaint about the car.

Tesla, you could easily fix this with a software update... a happy wife equals a happy life.

What I've been doing is two-fold... lock the doors and then wait a second before unlocking them (doing both in rapid succession won't present the handles) as I see her approaching the car. If, for some reason, I'm not fast enough, I've told her to wait a second after I fully stop moving the car, before she taps the handle.